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ESTIMATION OF BURDEN OF DISEASE ATTRIBUTABLE TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION IN AP, INDIA
R. Padmavathi, and K. Balakrishnan Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai.

ABSTRACT

Indoor air pollution (IAP) associated with domestic solid fuel use is a major contributor to the burden of disease (BOD) in India. Initial results are presented from a study that estimates state and district level BODs attributable to solid fuel use in Andhra Pradesh (AP), India. The burden of disease for two health endpoints, acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were calculated for AP, using the recently published WHO guide. Background fuel use and population information were taken from the Census 2001 data. BOD estimates for India for the year 2000 were used to calculate attributable burdens. State level results are shown. The attributable burden (DALYs lost) from biofuel use for ALRI in children, < 5yrs is 9,01,374, deaths are 25,449. Similarly for COPD in women > 30yrs, DALYs lost are 102080 and Deaths are 5720 and for COPD in men DALYs lost are 98280 and Deaths are 5252. BOD estimates generated using district/state level fuel use information are being compared to BOD estimates generated using household level concentration/exposure data from previous studies by the same investigators in AP and the NFHS database. BOD calculations are being used as an input for ranking various intervention options and will aid in their priority setting.


ESTIMATION OF BURDEN OF DISEASE ATTRIBUTABLE TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION IN AP, INDIAESTIMATION OF BURDEN OF DISEASE ATTRIBUTABLE TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION IN AP, INDIA
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